Top seeds Timea Bacsinszky and Anna Ivanovic both advanced to the third round of Roland Garros on Thursday.
Bacsinszky, seeded eighth, fought off a strong comeback from Eugenie Bouchard to emerge victorious 6-4, 6-4 on Philippe Chatrier Court.
It was Bouchard who started off well, running out to a 3-0 lead. But Bacsinszky brought it back to four games all before closing out the the set.
The wheels looked to have come off for Bouchard in the second set, as a triple break saw her go 5-0 down. However the nuggety Canadian saved a match point and battled back to make it 5-4.
While she had two break points in the final game, it was a bridge too far as Bacsinszky served out the match.
.@TimeaOfficial beats Bouchard 6-4, 6-4!
— WTA (@WTA) May 26, 2016
Meanwhile, Ivanovic eased past Kurumi Nara 7-5, 6-1 in a shade under 90 minutes on Court One.
The 2008 Roland Garros champion was made to work hard for the first set, but blitzed through the second in under 30 minutes.
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 26, 2016
In other results, 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-3 and Yulia Putintseva upset 28th seed Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-2.
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